MP Mexico News Staff
Miami, FL, November 24th, 2008- Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009 (October 2008) has named Mexico City one of the Top 10 Cities in the world! Lonely Planet is the number one information website for travelers in the world. The Web site contains over 20,000 pages of detailed, on-the-spot information, reviewed by an ongoing army of dedicated authors on the road.
Formerly titled Bluelist, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009 is an international favorite that includes the best places to go and things to do all around the world. It captures the world’s hottest trends and experiences for the year ahead.
“We are extremely excited to know that Lonely Planet has named Mexico City one of the Top 10 Cities in the world. Mexico City is immersed in culture, history and entertainment. There is something to be found in the city for everyone and we are proud that visitors around the world feel the same,” said Oscar Fitch, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board.
“Mexico City is the hot ticket. After all, we’re talking about the so-called ‘Manhattan of Latin America’, a city so fast and invigorating that sleep is a mere afterthought”, says the book. “Boredom is not an option”
Mexico City is singled out for its architecture, rich culture, trendy bars, live-music venues, museums and fine restaurants. The World Baseball Classic and Festival de México en el Centro Histórico in March are highlighted. Visiting the ruins at the Templo Mayor and taking a gondola ride through the canals of Xochimilco are also recommended as some of the top things to do. “The Most Unusual Place to Visit” is El Chopo, an alternative flea market held every Saturday, that brings together locals with a variety of interests including metal heads and counterculturals seeking rare CDs and a dose of live music. People watching doesn’t get any better than this.
In fact, Mexico City is so ready to pop, that Lonely Planet just released a brand new guidebook to the city, its first since 2000. Its two authors—one, a long-time Mexico City resident and the other a lover of all things Mexico—have captured this city in all its gritty glory. With its insider’s perspective, this guide makes this chaotic, exciting city accessible to the traveler through in-the-know neighborhood reviews and detailed maps, walking tours, top gallery showings, extensive dining coverage from street eats to Mexican haute cuisine, and the best nightlife for all tastes.
About the Mexico Tourism Board
The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico’s tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. For more information on destinations and online trip bookings please go to www.visitmexico.com.